Hypoglycemia vs Hyperglycemia | Endocrine System (Part 3)

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In this part 3 of the endocrine system, we take a look at the differences between hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Both of these are issues with the body’s uptake and use of glucose.

In the first part, we take a look at hypoglycemia and talk about what that really means for the body. We talk about the causes and those subcategories as well as the mild and moderate/severed signs and symptoms that we’d expect to see in our patients. From there we talk about how to diagnose our patients with this and finally the treatment options that we would utilize for these patients.

We then move on and talk about hyperglycemia and start to talk about some of the associated risk factors and changes to mortality that we see in our patients as a result. We cover the causes for hyperglycemia and begin to talk about diabetes, which we will cover more in-depth in the next lesson on DKA vs HHS. Finally we do a quick overview of how we would be managing these patients in the ICU.

Hopefully by the end of this video, you will be able to identify the differences between hypo and hyperglycemia in your patients and that you will have a better understanding of what is happening with each of these in our patients bodies.


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Coming up in the next lesson, we will be taking a look at DKA vs HHS: https://youtu.be/uIFwhKGw6Yw

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Shock: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2oVjKTYocdPP0K8Fi49GfUgprICS-xMf
Arterial Blood Gases: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2oVjKTYocdMz1qF-3iS6iUZ-R_fKbeJw
ECG/EKG Rhythm Interpretation: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2oVjKTYocdPMaNwn4xbg6xAIaAnyraMj
Heart Failure: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2oVjKTYocdNdFoS31yGhylKwib9lRf73

Blood Tubes – Order of Draw: https://youtu.be/mAmwdDdbkUI
Glasgow Coma Scale: https://youtu.be/zYwJVPIjW6I


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  1. ICU Advantage

    Thank you guys so much for watching! Please leave us a like if you enjoyed the video. We truly do appreciate it! Also we love hearing your comments so feel free to tell us what you think of the video. We hope that after this lesson, you will have a good understanding of the differences between hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia for your patients and that you will understand the importance of early recognition and treatment for them.

    Don't forget to check out these other great lessons that we have available!
    Hemodynamics: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2oVjKTYocdMBZlcIcWlESbOFFaGugQS2
    Shock: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2oVjKTYocdPP0K8Fi49GfUgprICS-xMf
    Blood Tubes – Order of Draw: https://youtu.be/mAmwdDdbkUI
    Arterial Blood Gases: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2oVjKTYocdMz1qF-3iS6iUZ-R_fKbeJw
    ECG/EKG Interpretation: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2oVjKTYocdPMaNwn4xbg6xAIaAnyraMj
    Glasgow Coma Scale: https://youtu.be/zYwJVPIjW6I
    Heart Failure: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2oVjKTYocdNdFoS31yGhylKwib9lRf73

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  2. Jemma Kenobbie

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  3. Esmeralda Ayala-Mejia

    Thank you so much for sharing.. this was more than helpful!!

  4. Ancient Survival

    Liked the video, would be nice if the writing was bigger

  5. Erika Garcia

    you missed the signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia

  6. Louis Berroa

    Great information, very good explanation. But for me was very difficult to read the tiny script written. @ICU Advantage

  7. Donna Parks

    Just got some ?s bout something that happened today I ate breakfast was fine then took zink gummy at noon didn't eat till evening got shaky nausea I thought it was the chemicals used for disinfectant at retina Dr's office but my friend is sure my blood sugar dropped

  8. Theresa Himaya

    I’ve been on keto I get nite seats also my heart starts going fast cud u tell me y?

  9. roland j. ruttledge

    Terrific, as ever, many thanks

  10. Kimmy TAEHYUINE

    my granmdas sugar level was 37 i have no idea how she survived and is fine im so grateful

  11. Socorro Degracia

    I had a hard time understanding endocrine disorders in the past, specifically in nursing school. Now, I DO! Thank you Mr. Watson

  12. John Mead

    I'm watching this after leaving a ambulance. My blood sugar was at 48. Even after drinking orange juice lol

  13. M.B Osman

    You are legend man, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and your valuable time.
    You deserve more than subscription, thumbs up and comments!

  14. Somes Coin

    My glucose levels was 47 does this indicate I’m hypo glycemic

  15. DadTwoPoint0

    I’m so confused— my dr said there’s no test for hypoglycemia. I’ve been having symptoms for years and she’s not even advised how to treat my symptoms outside of eat something when I feel lightheaded or drowsy.

    But I was told there’s no test or treatment. I’m a little upset right now knowing I could possibly have not needed to feel like this so long. I get very lightheaded and confused throughout the day and get what I call “hunger headaches” and now I’m seeing I have a lot of moderate symptoms.

    Officially going to a different doctor 🤦🏻‍♀️

  16. Alishba Eman

    Well explained. But please improve your writing size …

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